As Chief of Police, it is an honor to serve the Eau Claire community and lead our police department. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Eau Claire by partnering with the community to solve problems, reduce crime and disorder, safeguard individual rights, and improve public safety. With 157 members of the police department, including 100 sworn Police Officers, the ECPD is a data driven intelligence led policing organization focused on the tenets of community policing. We focus on building and maintaining relationships across all of Eau Claire's diverse neighborhoods, and know maintaining the public's trust is crucial to our efforts. Please feel free to contact me directly with any thoughts, feedback, or suggestions on how the department can better serve the community.
Update to post from 3/15/19.
On 3/19/19 Pierce Co. Sheriff's Office located a deceased female in the Mississippi River. The female has been identified as Muzeyyan Ayan, 47 years old. An autopsy occurred on 3/21/19 and there were no indications of foul play.
Ayan was originally from Turkey but moved to Eau Claire 5 years ago to live with her daughters. At the end of February her brother came to the US to help move Ayan back to Turkey. Once at the airport Ayan refused to board the plane. Ayan was seen on surveillance camera at 8:40pm on Feb. 26th taking the southbound light rail train from the airport towards the Mall of America. She had not been seen or heard from since that time.
We had been working with MN Law Enforcement Agencies to locate Ayan. We will continue to work with MN and The Pierce County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing.
Crime Scene Unit training. Thank you to Officer Sue Zwiefelhofer and Officer Terry Nicks for their service on CSU. Officer Zwiefelhofer 20 years - Officer Nicks 11 years! Thank you for your service to our team and EC. #scienceiscool
Update: A few weeks ago we put out a warning regarding contractor scams and snow removal. Yesterday, suspect James Dorsey 33yo was arrested for Theft – False Representation, after defrauding local home owners. He has been operating a company by the name of Cedar Creek Restorations.
Please continue to be diligent about researching individuals or companies you are hiring:
•Go with a reputable company or contractor that has been recommended to you or checks out from research (better business bureau, google, etc..)
•Don't pay a substantial deposit up front. Many contractors for residential ice removal are not asking for payment until the work is completed, or are asking for a small deposit once everything is scheduled and ready to go.
•Make sure your contractor has insurance.